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OPPI Seeks Non-Member Public Interest Representative for Council

OPPI is seeking a non-planner to fill a volunteer Council position (two-year term). Our public member will offer an external perspective on the deliberations of OPPI Council enhancing transparency and ensuring the interest of the broader public is paramount.
Successful candidates will be Ontario residents with a minimum of seven years of experience in a field other than planning. They will have some knowledge of planning and its dynamics and a general understanding of the governance and management processes of a professional association.
Candidates should be motivated individuals, who can effectively collaborate with Council / Committee members and staff. They should be committed to excellence in governance, public accountability and practitioner competence, and possess professional acumen, foresight and creativity.
In recognition of the systemic conditions of disadvantage faced by many, we encourage expressions of interest from members of groups that have been historically disadvantaged and marginalized, including First Nations, Metis, and Inuit peoples, Indigenous peoples, racialized persons, persons with disabilities, and those who identify as women and/or 2SLGBTQ+.
Council Responsibilities:
Familiar with the goals and objectives of OPPI, Council members must attend 4-6 scheduled meetings annually and participate in the AGM and OPPI conference as well as workshops focusing on leadership skill building, governance, and strategic planning. Council members discuss and voice an objective opinion concerning agenda topics and undertake assignments as requested by the President.
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Applications will be received up to the deadline of April 1, 2021.